Pegasus Bay Aria Riesling 6pk 2020

Pegasus Bay Aria Riesling 6pk 2020

Pegasus Bay Aria Riesling 6pk 2020
Winery Details

    Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and run business within the Waipara Valley, led by patriarch and Neuroscientist Ivan Donaldson. Free draining and low fertility soils produce low yields of high quality, flavourful grapes, which fully express the qualities of Pegasus Bay’s unique setting. The range of wines is led by diverse and ageworthy styles of Pinot Noir and Riesling, with highly expressive Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon blends complementing the portfolio.

Press Review
    Pegasus Bay ARIA Late Picked Riesling 2020

    Luscious and sumptuous, the wine shows candied orange, honey, apricot and potpourri aromas on the nose, followed by a richly textured palate that’s dazzling and delectable. Gorgeously sweet with excellent balance and harmony, offering terrific drinking.
    Rating: 96 Points
    Source: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, www.wineorbit.co.nz


    Pegasus Bay ARIA Late Picked Riesling 2020
    Fabulous aromas of honeysuckle and peach, limeflower and apple, quince and new fresh blossoms. The noble layer in this wine delivers a light beeswax quality adding complexity and charm. Some sweetness and a core of fruit touch the palate first, but is quickly replaced with a backbone of acidity then flavours of citrus and white fleshed tree fruits, honey suckle and spice. A delicious wine, perfect as an aperitif and some less sweer dessert. R
    ating: 94 Points
    Source: Cameron Douglas MS, www.camdouglasms.com


    Pegasus Bay ARIA Late Picked Riesling 2020
    Gorgeous perfumed nose with aromas of lemon, grapefruit, magnolia and struck match/gunflint sulphide complexity. A lemon-fresh, lively, invigorating, fruity-style with good drive and phenolics to balance the sweetness.
    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Stephen Bennett MW & Lynnette Hudson, NZ Wine Rater


    Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2020
    Gorgeous perfumed nose with aromas of lemon, grapefruit, magnolia and struck match/gunflint sulphide complexity. A lemon-fresh, lively, invigorating, fruity-style with good drive and phenolics to balance the sweetness.
    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Stephen Bennett MW & Lynnette Hudson, New Zealand Wine Rater


    Pegasus Bay ARIA late Picked Riesling 2020
    Aria is made to be a medium-sweet wine with between 30% and 50% of botrytised grapes. This is so youthful, is colour is still pale golden. The nose is shy and needs air to open up, then what follows is redolent of Mirabelle plum compote and light blossom honey. The palate reprises that yellow plum notion: full of sunny, juicy, gorgeous ripeness balanced by ripe tangerine freshness. This just bursts with juice! The finish is sweet, at 70g/l of residual sugar, but balanced – just like biting into very ripe, sweet fruit. Needs time to come into its own.
    Rating: 93 Points
    Source: Anne Krebiehl MW www.decanter.com

    Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2020
    Pegasus Bay ARIA Late Picked Riesling 2020 The seductive and shapely 2020 Riesling Aria Late Picked may have generous sweetness (70g/L) but a prickle of retained CO2 combined with the naturally vibrant acidity of Riesling and lightly phenolic character provide the structured framework for this wine to remain focused and clean. Between 30% and 50% of the fruit in this wine was botrytized, and you can taste that: the flavors are reminiscent of marmalade, stem ginger and caramelized pineapple. It's excellently balanced, although I feel it is not as concentrated nor persistent as it could be.
    Rating: 92 Points
    Source: Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous


     Pegasus Bay ARIA Late Picked Riesling 2020
    Beguiling nose of fruit sherbet, rose petals, dry honey, musk and more. Rich, dense, with pineapple, ripe pear and mandarin flooding the mouth. Quite a mouthful yet not too sweet, bittersweet orange zest and acidity in perfect balance. Seamless, contemplative, complex, delightful by itself yet I see this complementing a range of foods too. Rating: Outstanding
    Source: Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times, NZ, www.odt.co.nz


    Pegasus Bay ARIA Late Picked Riesling 2020
    Estate-grown at Waipara, the 2020 vintage is packaged in a full-sized (750-ml) bottle. Bright, light lemon/green, it is still a baby, with very good intensity of fresh, citrusy, vaguely honeyed flavours, high acidity balanced by abundant sweetness, and obvious potential.
    Rating: 4,5 Stars
    Source: Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide, www.michaelcooperwines.com